Day: May 26, 2019

ISIL Chief Appears In Propaganda Video

For the first time in five years, the leader of the elusive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has appeared in a propaganda video. In the 18-minute video released by the armed group, Al-Baghdadi acknowledges the defeat of the terror group in the battle

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Tongo Tongo Ambush

On Tuesday, May 14th, Niger soldiers running a routine military patrol were ambushed, with search operations beginning directly afterwards for missing soldiers who were involved. The initial attack involved 52 soldiers who were in the patrol, and when they came across a group of heavily armed soldiers, were forced into

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Colombian Officials Arrest Ex-FARC Commander For A Second Time

On May 15th, a Colombian tribunal issued a court order calling for an end to the detainment of Seuxis Hernández, formerly a commander for the FARC rebel group (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). However, the Attorney General’s office’s assertion that new evidence had been uncovered which contributed to Hernández’s drug

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Cox’s Bazar Report: Relocating The Rohingya

The Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, more widely known by the anglicised name of its nearest town, Cox’s Bazar, is currently the world’s largest refugee camp. It is thought that over 1 million Rohingya Muslims currently live there, having fled persecution in their native state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Alongside

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Will Rising US-Iran Tensions Lead To Violent Conflict?

Four commercial ships have been damaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), heightening existing regional tensions between the United States (U.S.) and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programme. Emirati officials reported the attacks on Sunday, May 12th, and had occurred near the port of Fujairah, one of the

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More Calls For Safer Schools, Not Well-Armed Teachers In The US

With the increase in school shootings throughout the United States over the last several years and the growing movement of students and parents standing up against gun violence, politicians are trying to catch up. On Wednesday 8 May, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a controversial Senate Bill just a

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Navigating Nauru: Authoritarianism Under The Waqa Government

After fighting Nauru’s Waqa government for the past 5 years, ex-president Sprent Dabwido has passed away, leaving the remaining members of the Nauru 19 leaderless as they await their appeal decision. Dabwido served as President of Nauru between 2011-2013 and signed the controversial deal with then Australian Prime Minister Julia

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